JOHN C. McGINLEY was featured on Broadway in Requiem for a Heavyweight, off-Broadway in The Ballad of Soapy Smith and in the original cast production of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, both at the renowned Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. While understudying in New York in the Circle-In-The-Square production of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, he was spotted by director Oliver Stone and soon after was cast in Platoon, the first of a long list of collaborations between Stone and McGinley which includes Wall Street, Talk Radio, Born on the Fourth of July, Nixon and Any Given Sunday.
Later this year he can be seen opposite Tyler Perry in the feature film, Alex Cross. He also will be a part of the upcoming ensemble cast of the Warner Brothers feature 42, which isabout the life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. John C. recently joined and can be seen in the current season of USA’s hit drama series “Burn Notice”.
Most notably, John C. received rave reviews for his hilarious portrayal of 'Dr. Perry Cox' in the Emmy-nominated medical comedy series, "Scrubs," which ended its successful nine season run in 2010. He also received praise for his starring role in Dean Koontz's gripping and highly rated suspense drama, Intensity, a four-hour original film for FOX-TV.
His impressive career in film spans a diverse range of characters in over sixty films to date, including Wild Hogs, Identity, The Animal, The Rock, Nothing to Lose, Set It Off, Seven, Office Space, Mother, Wagons East, Surviving the Game, On Deadly Ground, Point Break, Highlander II, A Midnight Clear and Fat Man and Little Boy. He also previously starred opposite Ice Cube in Sony/Revolution Studios' feature, Are We Done Yet? the sequel to the hit comedy Are We There Yet?. Of John C.'s performance, The New York Timesproclaimed, "....a marvelous John C. McGinley, playing a dodgy jack-of-all-trades with the kind of energy that forces other actors to step up their game. He is so good. He redeems his character through acting skill alone."
John C. is a partner at McGinley Entertainment Inc., an independent film production company with several projects currently in development. He first worked both sides of the camera, serving double duty as actor and producer for the romantic comedy "Watch It!" (with Peter Gallagher and Lili Taylor). He executive-produced and starred opposite John Cusack in HBO Pictures' western, The Jack Bull, directed by John Badham; and he appeared in HBO NYC's The Pentagon Wars.
As the father of Max, his teenaged son with Down syndrome, John C. is committed to building awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome. He currently serves as an Ambassador for both the Special Olympics and the National Down Syndrome Society and is a board member of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. He previously served for seven years as the national spokesperson for NDSS's annual advocacy Buddy Walks. John C. is also one of the original creators, in conjunction with Special Olympics, of the groundbreaking "Spread the Word to End the World" national campaign to eradicate the "R" word. He has blogged repeatedly on the Huffington Post, advocating acceptance and awareness of people with special needs as well as the importance of eliminating the "R" word.
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS will begin previews on Tuesday, October 16th and an official opening date is set for Sunday, November 11th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street).
This production marks the 30th year anniversary of the play, which Mamet wrote in 1982. It premiered in the 1983-1984 season at the Royal National Theatre in London. That same year, it made its American debut at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre before moving to Broadway’s Golden Theatre where it ran for a total of 378 performances.
The stakes are high at a fly by night Chicago real estate office: 1st prize- a new Cadillac, 2nd prize- a set of steak knives, 3rd prize- you’re fired! GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS slices to the core of the American dream and exposes the depths people will go to stay on top of the game. Mamet himself worked in a real estate office in Chicago in 1969 setting up appointments for salesmen, and the play is influenced by the cutthroat politics he encountered.
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS will have set design by Tony Award winner Eugene Lee (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Homecoming, Wicked), costume design by Tony Award winner Jess Goldstein (Newsies, The Rivals, The Merchant of Venice) and lighting design by James F. Ingalls (The People in the Picture, The Elephant Man, ‘night Mother).
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS will be produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Jam Theatricals who produced the 2005 Tony Award winning revival and subsequently worked with Mamet, producing November, Speed-The-Plow, A Life in The Theatre and Race. Richards and Frankel will be producing the new David Mamet play, The Anarchist this fall on Broadway.